Clinical audit in practice
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Clinical audit in practice

Jan Cooper Macmillan Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry
Marian Benjamin Senior Clinical Audit Analyst, Clinical Effectiveness Department, Warwick Hospital

Clinical audit exists to improve the quality of patient care and clinical practice. The authors state that, given the necessary time and resources, nurses can confidently audit their practice. The article also discusses the differences between audit and research and outlines some of the steps to ensure a successful audit.


Nursing Standard. 18, 28,47-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.

Published in print: 24 March 2004

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